Arts & Culture

Here’s Why You Should Look Forward to Art Fair 2021

This year's Art Fair will also be offering digital works for sale!

Photography: (L to R) Primo Marella Gallery & Ysobel Art Gallery via Art Fair PH

Art Fair crosses a milestone this year as it prepares to go fully digital for the first time—and we’re not just talking about galleries of works in .jpeg. This year’s event, which happens from May 6 to 15, will be a shared, interactive space called Metaverse, inviting you for a digital dive into what it means for art to go online.


If you’ve been following lifestyle news recently, then you may have heard of several digital artworks being sold for millions of dollars as NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens. This year, Art Fair will be offering NFT pieces in Welcome to the Metaverse: The NFT 101 Showcase, which is presented by the Bank of the Philippine Islands for ArtFariPH/Projects, and co-curated with the Tropical Futures Institute and the Narra Art Gallery. There will be talks that will take you through the basics of NFTs should you want to invest in them, so best take advantage of that! And speaking of talks…


ArtFairPH/Talks, Open Studios, and Online Tours

Whether you’re a newbie in art or a veteran looking to get into trends, then it’s always a great idea to take a peek into the minds of contemporaries and mentors in ArtFairPH/Talks, which happens daily in partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery, Museum Foundation of the Philippines, and international publication Art Review.

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After the talks, you can move on to Open Studios, a series of online workshops that include demonstrations and instructionals for a more hands-on experience, even while you’re at home. You can also go on two virtual tours of the spaces of filmmaker Moira Lang and artist Alfredo Equillo.

10 Days of Art

Remember those days when art went beyond the walls of galleries and onto the streets where everyone can enjoy them? It’s happening this year, albeit at a smaller scale. If you find yourself in the area of Ayala Tower One in Makati, then you can get to enjoy an installation in its fountain area which will feature screenings as well as presentations of select works from ArtFairPH/Film.


Exhibits from over 40 galleries

Expect works from the collections of the following galleries:


  • 1335Mabini
  • A3 Arndt Art Agency
  • Altro Mondo Gallery
  • Archivo 1984
  • Art Agenda S.E.A. (Singapore)
  • Art Cube
  • Art Elaan
  • Art Porters Gallery (Singapore)
  • Art Underground
  • Art Verite Gallery
  • art/n23
  • Artery Art Space
  • Avellana Art Gallery
  • bio|trans|forms
  • District Gallery
  • Gajah Gallery (Singapore)
  • Galeria Mayoral (Spain)
  • Galerie Roberto
  • Galerie Stephanie
  • Gallery Kogure (Japan)
  • J Studio
  • J StudioHQ
  • Kaida Contemporary
  • Kobayashi Gallery (Japan)
  • La Lanta Gallery (Thailand)
  • León Gallery
  • Lotus Asian Art
  • Metro Gallery
  • Mono8 Gallery
  • Orange Project
  • Pinaglabanan Gallery
  • Primo Marella Gallery (Italy)
  • Qube Gallery
  • Salcedo Private View
  • Secret Fresh
  • Shutterspace Studios
  • Silverlens
  • Tarzeer Pictures
  • The Crucible Gallery
  • Thomas Epperson Photographs
  • Yavuz Gallery (Singapore and Australia)
  • Ysobel Art Gallery


These and a lot more are in store for you this coming may, so don’t forget to mark your calendars! For more details, visit Art Fair Philippines on their website, on Instagram, and on Facebook. 

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